Parallel Verses

King James Version

But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.

New American Standard Bible

But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, "Alas, my master! For it was borrowed."

Holman Bible

As one of them was cutting down a tree, the iron [ax head] fell into the water, and he cried out: "Oh, my master, it was borrowed!"

International Standard Version

It happened that as one of them was felling a beam, his axe head fell into the water. He cried out, "Oh no! Master! The axe was on loan to me!"

A Conservative Version

But as one was felling a beam, the axe-head fell into the water. And he cried, and said, Alas, my master! For it was borrowed.

American Standard Version

But as one was felling a beam, the axe-head fell into the water; and he cried, and said, Alas, my master! for it was borrowed.

Amplified

But as one was felling his beam, the axhead fell into the water; and he cried, Alas, my master, for it was borrowed!

Bible in Basic English

But one of them, while cutting a board, let the head of his axe go into the water; and he gave a cry, and said, This is a bad business, my master, for it is another's.

Darby Translation

And it came to pass as one was felling a beam, that the iron fell into the water; and he cried and said, Alas, master, and it was borrowed!

Jubilee 2000 Bible

But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water, and he cried and said, Alas, master! It was borrowed.

Julia Smith Translation

And one will be felling the beam, and the iron fell into the water: and he will cry out and say, Alas, my lord! and it was borrowed.

King James 2000

But as one was cutting down a tree, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.

Lexham Expanded Bible

It happened as the one [was] felling the log, that the iron ax fell into the water. He called out and said, "Oh, no! My master, it was borrowed!"

Modern King James verseion

And it happened as one was felling a log, the axe-head fell into the water. And he cried and said, Alas, master! For it was borrowed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And as one was heaving of a beam, the axe head fell into the water. And he cried out and said, "Alas, master, for it was lent me."

NET Bible

As one of them was felling a log, the ax head dropped into the water. He shouted, "Oh no, my master! It was borrowed!"

New Heart English Bible

But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water. Then he cried, and said, "Alas, my master. For it was borrowed."

The Emphasized Bible

And it came to pass, as one was felling a branch, that, the axe-head, fell into the water, so he made outcry and said - Alas! my lord, for, it, was borrowed!

Webster

But as one was felling a beam, the ax head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed.

World English Bible

But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water. Then he cried, and said, "Alas, my master! For it was borrowed."

Youngs Literal Translation

and it cometh to pass, the one is felling the beam, and the iron hath fallen into the water, and he crieth and saith, 'Alas! my lord, and it asked!'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
But as one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

a beam
קרה קורה 
Qowrah 
Usage: 5

the axe head
בּרזל 
Barzel 
Usage: 76

and he cried
צעק 
Tsa`aq 
Usage: 55

and said

Usage: 0

אההּ 
'ahahh 
Ah, Alas, O
Usage: 15

אדן אדון 
'adown 
Usage: 335

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Elisha Recovers A Lost Axe Head

4 So he went with them. And when they came to Jordan, they cut down wood. 5 But as one was felling a beam, the axe head fell into the water: and he cried, and said, Alas, master! for it was borrowed. 6 And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he shewed him the place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.


Cross References

Exodus 22:14-15

And if a man borrow ought of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.

2 Kings 3:10

And the king of Israel said, Alas! that the LORD hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab!

2 Kings 4:7

Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.

2 Kings 6:15

And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do?

Psalm 37:21

The wicked borroweth, and payeth not again: but the righteous sheweth mercy, and giveth.

Ecclesiastes 10:10

If the iron be blunt, and he do not whet the edge, then must he put to more strength: but wisdom is profitable to direct.

Isaiah 10:34

And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.

Revelation 18:10

Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas, that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.

Revelation 18:16

And saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!

Revelation 18:19

And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.

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